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Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 11:22 p.m.
Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 11:21 p.m.
CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it’s Pitman’s turn.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 11:19 p.m.
Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:43 p.m.
Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock’s New Vision Pharmacy. 

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:43 p.m.
Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department’s Chief of Police.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:41 p.m.
Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it’s been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:39 p.m.
Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock’s homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:38 p.m.
One arrest made in gun store break-in

One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 6:36 p.m.
Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:38 p.m.
Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business:  Suddenly Perfect

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:36 p.m.


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:35 p.m.


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:35 p.m.
Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency’s Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:34 p.m.
Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:16 p.m.


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more  thieves made off with ammunition and “numerous weapons,” said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:08 p.m.
KENLEY’S WALK

KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:06 p.m.
Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:01 p.m.
YOSEMITE BOUND

YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 7:56 p.m.
City launches strictest water regulations to date

City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 11:23 p.m.


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock’s downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 10:47 p.m.
Local universities take action to conserve water

Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That’s all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 9:45 p.m.
Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 7:41 p.m.
Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 7:40 p.m.

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